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WHO I HELP

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Adult Therapy

I can help you with: 

  • Helping you find a sense of purpose and meaning in your life​

  • Teaching strategies and skills on coping with the everyday stressors of life​

  • Empowering you to maintain a balance between the spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional self​

  • Helping you establish a practical meditation regime to reduce stress, alleviate anxiety and have a better deeper understating of oneself​

  • Establish a mindfulness practice to regulate emotions and decrease stress, anxiety, and depression​

  • Dealing with the loss or grief of any kind such as the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship​

  • Using various researched-based therapies as well as different modalities 

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In our work together...

Counselling will involve evidence based short- and long-term therapies that may include various techniques and strategies. When working with adults, evidence shows that the most important piece of therapy is the relationship with the therapist. Initially we would make sure that I am the right fit for you. We would then work on goals and timelines according to your needs and budget. 

 

I have over 22 years of experience working with adults, couples and families. I am currently working on completing the Level 1 & 2 for the Gottman Method Therapy. I have training in Mindfulness, Mediation and Relaxation.

 

In addition to adult therapy, I also provide parent or caregiver coaching/consultation. Being a parent or caregiver can be fabulous and can also be challenging and exhausting. Feeling frustrated and at a loss on how to help your children is very normal when faced with behavioural challenges. I can also provide skills and support to the individual members as well as the family unit, allowing them all the opportunity to develop a strong and healthy relationship.

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Children, Youth & Teen

I can help with: 

  • Teaching strategies on coping with stress​

  • Providing a road map and toolkit to help with anxiety​

  • Ensuring the parent and the child have non-reactive, behavior-changing communications skills​

  • Using art therapy to help children connect their thoughts, feelings, and perceptions with life’s realities and experiences​

  • Teaching children and youth how to name, deal with, and understand their big emotions​

  • Helping navigate the healthcare system when dealing with a chronic illness​

  • Empowering the child and family when dealing with the child’s journey through palliation

 
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In our work together...

When a child or youth is “misbehaving” or “acting out”, it is often a cry for help. Sometimes children have a hard time articulating their feelings, making it quite challenging to assist them with their emotional needs. Children often act out unpleasant feelings and emotions, and it becomes a matter of finding the right tools, techniques, and strategies to truly listen and understand what they are saying.

Teens also have a hard time articulating their feelings; their lives are so intertwined with social media, friendships, and school which makes it hard for them to stop and think about what is really going on.

Children thrive in a safe, secure, and emotionally responsive environment. With the support of the family system, parents and children can experience the benefits of a close and securely attached relationship.

In situations when a child’s behavior or emotional reactions are a concern, it is often very helpful to seek professional support. Often a combination of child counselling/play therapy, parent counselling, or parent and child counselling can be of significant benefit.

 

By teaching children mindful techniques, meditation, and self-care along with evidence-based tools, education, and techniques, they can live a more fulfilling life.

 
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Couple & Family Therapy

I can help you with: 

  • Empowering you with effective non-judgmental, non-reactive communications skills​

  • Helping you talk about goals and how to balance each others’ desires​

  • Ensuring that all voices and opinions can be heard within a safe environment​

  • Strengthening and enhancing your and/or your family’s relationships and bonds​

  • Using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help you and your partner manage conflict and deepen your friendship and intimacy​

  • Employing art therapy to help couples and families communicate with each other when words can be too difficult

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In our work together...

I have over 22 years of experience working with adults, couples, and families. I am currently working on completing Levels 1 & 2 for the Gottman Method Therapy. I have training in Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation.  I can also provide skills and support to the individual members as well as the family unit, allowing them all the opportunity to develop a strong and healthy relationship.

 

I believe in a family systems approach which means that when one thing or person changes in the family, it affects the whole unit. I also believe that the strength of the family lies with the parents/caregivers. Strengthening the bonds of the parent/caregiver-child relationship and building a strong attachment and connection is vital to the well-being of the family system.

 

The strong connection between parent/caregiver and child is essential to the parent’s ability to understand and support their child. We would achieve this through a combination of parent/caregiver coaching, family counselling, and, in some cases, individual counselling as well.